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is the cover of a new book coming out august 2012, "seven principles of good government: liberty, people and politics." it's written by former new mexico governor, gary johnson. and he is also the libertarian party nominee for president in 2012. governor john said, when and why did you leave the republican party and become a libertarian? >> you know, i've probably been a libertarian my entire life. this is just kind of coming out of the closet. i don't think i am unlike most americans. i think there's a lot more americans in this country that declare themselves libertarians as opposed to voting libertarian. so the picture and trying to make right now is vote libertarian with me this one time. give me a shot at changing things. and if it does somewhere, you can always return to tyranny and i'm going to argue that so so we have right now. >> what are the seven principles of good government you read about? >> one as being reality-based. just find out what his wife, base your decision inactions i'm not. make sure everybody that knows -- that should know what you're doing, knows what you're d
: it is a good thing we don't hold u.s. government to same standards we do to apple, the company sells only 5 million iphones and the stock sells down. welcome back i am neil cavuto, that is difference between apple and washington, one sets standard, and other has no standard remember one's reputation is such that it could be deemed a disappointment by selling just a few million in iphones. >> why, why, why? the question is not so much why we hold apple, to high standards, but why we don't hold the government to any standards. never punished for program that fail. and money wasted, stimulus checks, prison inmates, solar push for panels made in china. government subsidized check for chevy volts that don't sell. and stimulus that does not stim later, and regulation that stifle our very ability to innovate. in privacy sector companies would be pummeled for any one of these disappointment in, in public sector, part of government doing, here is difference, investors can sell, taxpayers cannot, does not mean you should sell apple, it means with the government you don't have that option. because unl
government calls for dialogue at the beginning of the events in my country, but this call did not find any positive response from most opposition parties. moreover, my government responded positively throughout the crisis to each and every sincere initiative that aims to find a peaceful solution, a solution that is based on national dialogue among syrians, that rejects external manipulation, and that stops the shedding of syrian blood and preserving syria and its future. based on this principle position, and despite the syrian leadership's conviction that there are no sincere intentions among some regional and international parties that push for the escalation of the syrian crisis, which fuel its fire and heat it by forcing all attempts for dialogue, and insisting on creating a state of instability to ensure the need for foreign interference. despite all this, syria cooperated with the arab observers mission, and the subsequent international initiatives linked to the work of the united nations special envoy kofi annan. out of principle, syria received the united nations supervision is seen
journal and government executive for inviting me to this year's a cyber security summit because i can think of no more urgent topic in today's interconnected world. the cyber domain is woven into the fabric of our daily lives. while this increased productivity has led to significant transformations and advances across our country and around the world, it has increased the importance. the flip side of all the good that comes from the internet is that cyber attacks have increased over the next decade. here is a quick sense of scale. last year, u.s. computer emergency readiness team that surprise -- provides response for the federal civilian part of of the partners, last year, the u.s. responded to more than 106,000 incident reports and released more than 5000 actionable cyber security alerts. specialized teams for vulnerable and industrial systems. the words cyber security encompasses a broad range of malicious activity from the nile of service attacks to the theft of intellectual property to intrusions' against the government that works. last year, a water plant for a small town in tex
very strong views about governing and governance. and i don't early on that either side, governor schwarzenegger's has a monopoly on the best ideas. neither side has a monopoly on wisdom or so pricey and they can predict the future. so you start off with that mindset. i've been called for you as a moderate republican and i am just simply if you have a problem coming back to solve it. you don't run just to win. i mean, there's two parts to the equation. he went away many went together. as this in the last couple years we've lost the part of the equation. you run to win, run to win, run to win. what is the point of holding the office if you cat doing something with it? a couple observations that colleagues have made this is not just republicans or democrats. i suspect they ran against you. lindsey graham wasn't conservative enough, a good friend of mine told me a couple weeks ago that when i ran for governor, they thought it was too conservative to be governor of wisconsin. if the guy running for the senate and i don't think i'm conservative enough. even within the party were becomi
health care, the role of government and governing. procedure, each candidate gets two minutes to respond to a question posed by jim lara. time remaining is given to freewheeling discussion of segments. risk factor, dangerous, sometimes lethal. ♪ [music] ♪ >> are you better off than you were four years ago? is it easier for you to go and buy things in the stores than it was four years ago? is there more or less unemployment in the country than there was four years ago? is america as respected throughout the world as it was? do you feel that our security is as safe, that we're as strong as we were four years ago? if you answer all of those questions yes, why then i think your choice is obvious as to who you'll vote for. if you don't agree, if you don't think that this course that we've been on for the last four years is what you would like to see us follow for the next four, then i could suggest another choice that you have. >> jimmy jimmy carter practical gagging. question, who will win the debate on tuesday? can romney pull a reagan? pat bu cannen? >> that's exactly what he's going t
states as well. i have a jobs plan. we need to back government away from small business, need to have government reduce regulations that are such a burden on businesses so they can create jobs. we need to reform the tax code. we need to reduce energy costs. we need to help small businesses to create those opportunities. >> senator kerrey, you have 30 seconds. >> senator fischer signed a pledge that would require you should pay the same taxes employees pay. under your balanced budget, unemployment would double. i have examined the amendment, and it would double unemployment. >> i disagree. with regard to the buffet rule, if you are going to tax every millionaire, that can run the government for 17 hours. let's look for businesses to create jobs and make opportunities in the state, and we can do it by reducing regulations, by having an energy plan, by repealing "obamacare." >> the next question. >> a question in this cycle is, are we better at today than we were four years ago? are we? >> no, we are not better off with our economy, with our position in the world. we have seen a failure
a government representative rather than just direct my%. host: girls age 14 can get birth control at new york's schools. that's one story you probably have heard about. and in the "new york times this morning, there's this in their national section -- they are frustrated with mayor rahm emanuel. in florida, a democratic caller, good morning. caller: thanks for taking my call. good morning. the u.n. was created, basically, to undermine the united states. they tried at first with the league of nations. people in our government back then would not accept it. so then they came back with fdr with the united nations. he was progressive and he jumped right into it. if you just look, nobody in the un is our friend, hardly anybody. it was basically created to undermine the united states. host: what about japan, the united kingdom, france, spain, mexico? caller: i think mexico was complicity with the gunrunning thing and mexico is not really our friend at. japan, i don't know. but for the most part, everything out that the united states wants to do usually gets voted down by china and russia, who are a
debates later on. maybe you two can negotiate that. if you cut government benefits -- a secretly recorded video of mitt romney at a private fund- raiser was made public -- let's take a look. >> 47% of the people -- who will vote for the president a matter what. who believe the government has responsibility to care for them. who believe they are entitled to health care and food and housing, you name it. that is an entitlement. >> texas -- in 2010, 30.5% of texans filing era -- return paid no income tax. there is no data on how many texans get government assistance, but the census bureau found 24% get social security. 20 -- 14% did retirement income. 5% disability bed -- benefits and 14% from strands. mr. cruz, do you believe that government has a responsibility to care for them? >> of course not. i agree with mitt romney when he says his comments were poorly phrased. keefe said they were in elegantly stated. i think there is a difference. part of the philosophy of president obama is trying to get as many americans as possible dependent on government so that the democrats can stay in power
] i think that we shouldn't look at it in terms where the government begins and ends. i think that we are saddled with an insurance system in this country because of what happened after world war ii, an insurance system to provide health care. other countries don't have that to the extent we do, even countries that do allow it. so we have this insurance system, and what the government's, i think, reasonable job is, to make sure that the insurance system allows enough access, um, so that people can be covered within a reasonable premium amount. and that's done simply by watchdog and certain regulations. now, the truth is whenever you have the government involved, you have a question of whether they're doing it as cheaply as possible. but that's why we're still using the insurance system. because hopefully now insurance companies -- how many of you got refund check, by the way, from your insurance company, right? because all these years they've been overcharging for administrative costs. um, and so insurance companies now will regulate by what's a reasonable amount of money to charge a
how we have not done enough for you? or that we have funded evil governments before you. there is if risk to him in doing that. is there? >>guest: given the pat history of him meeting with netanyahu, there would be some risk he would be afraid something would show the two of them do not get along. the message that comes from not meeting, really, this administration is not as behind israel as they would like everyone to believe. more specifically, the jewish voters. i am astounded how many jewish voters are still voting to him. meeting with president morsi, why think our president is ready to stand tall when it comes to other world leaders. we have to stand there, put our finger in morsi's chest and say as long as we are giving you a lot of money we get to lay down and of the rules. the president was afraid to do either one of those, i think. >>neil: he had to make a decision, and barbara walters and ahmadinejad, barbara walters and ahmadinejad. who knows in. >> now to ed henry on how the white house is responding to the criticism, you are missing a golden opportunity. wh
in the paper that the turkish government has agreed to give a billion dollars to the egyptian government. i thought it was an interesting twist in things. i think it's clear the egyptian feel maybe the american money isn't going come. maybe there isn't the money. that's going change the influence. in that part of the world engagement is the proof or the disprove of the the sis that is involved here. you scrolled a situation next year or the year after at some point where ron iran says we have a nuclear weapon. the united states hasn't gone in or taken military action to stop it. do you think it u would be fundamentally damage together united states perception of power and leadership in the world not being able to write checks is damaging the perception in the world we understand played. >> that was too hypothetical for me. seriously, there's so many steps in there. >> it's just one. >> the united states doesn't top iran from getting a nuclear weapon, does that san diego message that we are incapable of controlling outcomes in a way that some people think we might have in the past through mi
, their own government, and where all syrians will have a say in their future. jamie in? jamie: david lee miller live at the united nations with present to report today. david lee, thanks. jon? jon: there are a number of pressing foreign policy issues bedeviling this administration right now. the president touched on some of them in his speech. could they be decided factors for voters in november? how did the president do? with us for reaction, karl rove, a fox news contributor, former senior advisor and deputy chief of staff to president george w. bush. so what did you make of the president's speech? >> there were good parts of it. his talk, he talked about the necessity for democracy and tolerance throughout the world. about how he, the expansion of democracy would make for a more prosperous and peaceful society in the world. i thought it was strong, his denunsy ages of the assad regime in syria. he had strong words about iran. we will do what we much. on the other hand he has been saying this about syria for more than a year without much apparent action on the part of the united states
mission at the association. we also believe good government depends on an informed and educated public and that a debate can and should be educational. we have over 800,000 members in the state. we are pleased to join in sponsoring this 2012 u.s. senate debate. we appreciate you joining us this evening. join us this evening on our web site to find even more information about candidates and the issues this election season. we have seen our society and government faced growing challenges. we hope that our sponsorship of this senate debate will help you gain a better understanding on how each of these candidates would represent us and go for our nation. join us in watching the debate and in thinking about the future. join us on tuesday, november 6. the format will allow for each candidate to make an opening statement and respond to questions from >> the format will allow for each candidate to make an opening statement, to respond to questions from a panel and work -- a panel of reporters, and a closing statement. include robert kennedy. opening statement. >> thank you for this opportunity
government aid. that's a real contrast to senator mccain who in 2008 had a pretty aggressive housing plan this. administration ended up being less aggressive than the republican opposition wanted to in 2008. >> we'll have to leave it there. thank you bothful >> thank you. [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2012] >> there's a lot of research out there that, in fact, mobile usage is even higher among minority communities than it is among white communities. i've seen some startling research that in some of these minority communities, 70% or 80% of the usage of the broadband is through mobile applications. i'm not a critic of mobile broadband in any way whatsoever. after the wireless transition, we're in the business, so no reason for me to be critical. my comment is not a platform comment. it's more a device comment. and that is if you're going to do mobile on a laptop and get real broadband speed, l.t.e.-type speeds, i don't have any problem. if you're in the educational context and talking about mobile smart phone and a lot of this access of broadband, in minority communiti
was a school cook. my father created his own business. hard work. government didn't help. but he had certain principles that he lived by, important principles. specifically, if you worked hard every day, if you worked hard every day, you'd get an opportunity to succeed. not a guarantee, but an opportunity. he also believed that if you played by the rules, you'd be rewarded, and if you didn't, there would be consequences. it's amazing how much in this country has changed in the last four years. and the result, the results of this change that what my father went through isn't true today, it's amazing what the impact has had on our government, our economy and on jobs. >> moderator: our first question comes from brent boynton. >> >> you both have a pretty consistent record of voting along party lines, and we've certainly seen more than our fair share of negative commercials during this campaign. many nevada cans and americans as a whole have grown tired of the youing polarity in between -- the growing polarity in between the political parties and ideologies. are you willing to compromise party i
's a government number. i think both of these guys should be looking for permanent middle class tax cuts. permanent middle class tax cuts so that take-home pay will go up. i'll give you the last word. >> i found myself strangely agreeing with your plan to cut the middle class and take away the deductions and keep tax rates for people who make a lot of money like you and i fairly high. i think that makes abundant good sense. but we're forgetting one thing. the biggest challenge may be even more than anything is our debt and our deficit. and i think with governor romney and paul ryan figured out was they can't give $5 trillion worth of tax cuts and still eat into the deficit, which i think is our biggest national problem. >> i think -- >> you're right. he might be able to do it. he might be able to do it if they did your plan. >> i'm telling you. you know, you were a good tax break governor. the pennsylvania tax break today is still very low. what is it? about 3%? >> the effective rate is 3.4%. >> do you know how amazing that is for the northeast and east? that's an amazing thing. that mak
was if you take government money, how much say does the government have in how you run your business? i think that turned out to be very true. the government got very involved in how the businesses were run, including compensation. >> including compensation and the use of capital. how are you going to spend money on something you think is good for the business when the government says they don't agree? that's the case with aig, general motors. let me get to the study you have done on the middle market. what was the most compelling thing you learned from your middle market customers in terms of where they are in the lending world? >> there were two really interesting things. first of all, our middle market customers are generally optimistic about their business. even though they're worried about the economy, 87% of them saw their business growing in the next 12 months, which is great. the second thing that was interesting is they said that they were satisfied with their access to capital and actually satisfied with the cost of the capital. >> which totally poo-poos the idea that banks are not
the programs that a constitutional program that government is responsible for and make them happy. so let me tell you how we have created this. by the way, just so you don't think that i am making all this up about how bad the political party system is, the first four presidents of the united states, those of you who study history, sometimes they didn't even like each other that much. but they all agree on one thing. what did washington, adams, jefferson, and madison all agree on? do not be political parties. they said did not create political parties. they had parties, obviously. some of you are historians. somebody is going to save they had political partisan, but they are nothing like the parties that we have now. they have political parties where they came together on three or four or five issues, and that was that. on other issues, i might agree with you one day, i would oppose you the next day, that is the way it was. but not anymore. when george w. bush was president and the president was issuing presidential signing statements, which i thought he was saying he did not have to obey th
networks for the poor in new mexico. i believe if the federal government would have block granted the state of new mexico 43% less money, done away with all the strings and the mandates that i could have effectively overseen the delivery of health care to the poor. i think you apply that same template to medicare, health care for those over 65, get the federal government out of the health care business completely, give it up to the states -- in this case block grants that balance revenu with expenditures -- and that's how we're going to get out of this. we're going to -- giving it up to the states, 50 laboratories of innovation and best practice, i think that's exactly what we will have. we'll have some fabulous success, we'll also have some horrible failure. failure will get avoided, success will get emulated. but that's how we're going to find our way out of this. >> host: gary johnson is joining us from new mexico this morning. he will be with us for about 40 more minutes. we'll put the phone numbers on the bottom of the screen as we take a look at the libertarian nominee and his positio
in afghanistan and no evidence that the american plan to hand over to a credible, stable afghan government will work. these village elders tell me once u.s. troops leave, a civil war will begin and u.s.-trained afghan forces will not be able to stop it. >> are you preparing for this fight? are you already stockpiling weapons and ammunition and getting yourself ready? yes, we are, we will definitely fight, he says. and what about the afghan government? it's meaningless here, they say. you think it's possible that the taliban will try and come back. yes, they will, he says. it makes a decade's work of american battles seem futile. it wasn't always like this. >> the united states military has begun strikes. >> at first, the war had momentum. and a clear purpose. al qaeda with bases in afghanistan attack the united states on 9/11. just three months later, the u.s. drove the taliban from power, al qaeda and osama bin laden were on the run. it was done with a few hundred cia officers, special forces, and air power. a quick victory. but not decisive. >> that was nbc's richard engel reporting. and
, and that is that government knows better than people how to run the lives. wel the youe i k d kwhou can say. he's talking to ron allen, a straight news reporter. this is the third episode here in a matter of hours. at a univision forum last week, romney admitted he'd take credit for obama care except during the prims. >>avpecen health care reform. now and then the president says i'm the grandfather of obama care. i don't think he meant that a complimentbui'llake thtmino y fu >> well, there you have it, mark, and then john. speaking to a straight news reporter for nbc, ron allen, he says something that's supportive of what he did in massachusetts. then before a partisan crowd, he takes it back and lashes out at obama care. and then before a group he assumes to be a bit more liberal, he goes bacin favor of it again sayingi take that cet ay a complimen but i'll and there you go, what is this guy? he's like a bobble head. >> well, i've not been as dubious about the noti of you could be for a certain type of policy at the state level but not think it's gooidea for washingtono dot, b whe yotehetoto morality o
and they say who is going to pay for this? >> reporter: it could be the u.s. government should the family of brian terry prevail in their wrongful death claim. >> that will be an interestingment. >> reporter: the mexican government has remained silent. unwilling to criticize it northern neighbor. >> they only want the benefits from the politics. >> reporter: the univision identified 60 additional weapons tied to fast and furious. but it's the victims at a birthday party that outrages critics. paul ryan joined 30 house members calling for attorney general eric holder's resignation. martha: should eric holder resign u.s. attorney general because of all of this? one official at justice resigned and another retired in the wake of this scandal. another 14 officials may face disciplinary actions because of operation fast & furious. jay sekulow from the center for law and justice has behind this pursuit. for so long we heard about brian terry and we heard about the others in mexico who were also affected by operation fast & furious. now to hear these parents, to see the faces of these teenagers
electronically it was as good as if it had been printed by the government printing office, stuck on a truck, delivered over here and then distributed to individual offices. there were other things we did, mandatory webcasting kind would push committee to do that, maximum extent practical. we also as part of the effort to make electronic text available, you know, serve as a place where they could measure our own efforts to comply with 3-d rule. we created docks at house.gov in the coming weeks. so far for all of this year that has been on line for stuff coming to the floor. through a lot of good work from our colleagues in the clerk's office. i would expect that would come online for committees early next year. that work is ongoing. looking at the next congress, i don't see the need for a whole lot of rule changes on this front. obviously, we are willing to entertain suggestions but i think we are still in the process of frankly implementing the rules changes we made last time around and 30 evaluating their impact on what we are doing your in terms of our day-to-day legislative business. and
of the action in tripoli, the witnesses who were there, the intelligence officials, the government officials they need to be dealing with so they're getting plenty done but they need to get there. >> pelley: john, thank you very much. president obama made his remarks in new york today. he was in new york for the united nations general assembly meeting. 1re than 120 world leaders are in town for that, but the president is not scheduled to meet with any of them. nancy cordes is at the u.n. with more on that. nancy? >> reporter: well, scott, simply put, the white house is prioritizing the president's reelection bid. most major leaders will be here ers week. uhe president will here just 24 hours and he'll spend much of that time away from this gathering. after landing in new york this afternoon, the president headed straight for a sit-down. not with visiting leaders but with the ladies of "the view" for an interview to air nterrrow. >> america's commitment to israel will never waiver. >> reporter: last year at the yn. general assembly president obama held 13 one-on-one meets with major leaders.
, a shortage of water is keeping not just crops but the entire economy gov growing. ice government cuts its economic growth estimates. erthony mason looks at the drought and other threats to jobs. israel's prime minister shows how close he believes iran is to a nuclear bomb. how close is it? david martin looks into that. mark phillips on a controversy ealthe art world. she has that mystic smile, but ?s this a real mopa lisa? who says crime doesn't pay? jim axelrod on an auction of memorabilia from america's most notorious criminals. >> reporter: this was in clyde's waistband? captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> pelley: good evening. it turns out the economy is growing even more slowly than we thought. the government told us that u.s. growth in the second quarter was an anemic 1.7%, but today, the commerce department put out a new estimate showing us it was even less than that, just 1.3%. and this is what caught our attention in the report-- the government said half of the downward revision can be blamed on the drought. it's destroying crops, incl
comments on the 47% of americans he dubbed victims of government dependence. >> i don't think we can get very far with leaders who writeoff half the nation as a bunch of victims who never take responsibility for their own lives. >> 47% of the people vote for the president no matter what. who -- >> the obama campaign turned romney's secretly recorded remarks into a devastating new ad claiming the gop nominee's words under the families and veterans. >> so my job is not to worry about -- they should take personal responsibility. >> romney two days in a row out to link national security to the nati sluggh recovery. he's seizing on new economic data revising down the 2nd quarter gdp. >> this is not just one quarter. this has been going on now for years. china's growing much faster than we. russia's growing faster than we. our economy needs to be reinvigorated. >> but not all the numbers paint a gloomy picture. the labor department announced it undercounted nearly 400,000 jobs in 2011 meaning that 4.4 million jobs have been created since the president's inauguration. slightly more than the num
his movements. meanwhile, the state department has pulled all u.s. government personnel out of benghazi. "the washington post" reports the consulate is closed, and locked up. but the scene of the deadly attack remains unguarded. >>> there's also word that the white house has held a series of secret meetings over the past few months, due to concern about the growing threat of al qaeda's north africa branch. "the post" reports that a part of the discussion is focused on potential u.s. military strikes against the group known as al qaeda in the islamic magreb. >>> huge heads up for those of you who purchased the new iphone 5. apple support forums online are being overloaded with complaints about a bug that drains cellular data usage even when phones are connected to wi-fi. now this is forcing people to blow through their data caps in a matter of days. apple has not publicly commented, but you know, it did already release a software upgrade, with a bug fix. >> go bears. chicago bears mauling the dallas cowboys on monday night football. the chicago defense intercepting tony romo
is really exhibit number one of the president's political philosophy, and that is that government knows better vean people how to run their >> well, there you have it. i think -- i don't know what you can say. he's talking to ron allen, a straight news reporter. this is the third episode here in a matter of hours. at a univision for last week, romney admitted he'd take credit for obama care except during the primaries. rorm.cehe now and then the president says i'm the grandfather of obama care. i don't think he meant that as a compliment, but i'll take it. this was during my primary. we thought it might not be helpful. >> well, there you have it, ma, and then john. speakingo a raig new rteror n, al h saomngt'pporve of what he did in massachusetts. then before a partisan crowd, he takes it back and lashes out at obama care. and then before a group he assumes to be a bit more liberal, he goes back in favor of it again saying, i take that not as a compliment, but i'll accept it anyway. aneryou , what is this guy? he's like a bobble head. >> well, i've not been as dubious about the notion o
charges with the s.e.c. today. the firm is going to pay 12 million tods do so. the government said goldman sachs violated pay to play rules involving undisclosed campaign contributions to former massachusetts state treasurer timothy cahill when he ran for governor of the bay state. >>> larry ellison is one of the -- hello. larry ellison is one of the -- that was good. larry ellison is one of the richest men in the world, worth over $30 billion. but is he spending too much? cnbc wealth editor robert frank has dug into the oracle ceo's expenses. robert, what have you found? >> thanks, simon. well, apparently, buying islands in hawaii, that can start to get pretty expensive. oracle's latest proxy shows that larry ellison has pledged 139 million shares as collateral to "secure certain personal indebtedness including various lines of credit." now, that means he's pledged $4.2 billion in stock for personal loans and lines of credit. why does he need so much cash? well, you might remember that ellison bought lanai, the sixth largest island in hawaii, for $500 million earlier this summer. this wee
violent. demonstrators clashing with police. protesters surrounding government buildings in madrid and calling for the disillusion of parliament. this comes just days before a new round of austerity measures are due to be announced in the 2013 budget that is due tomorrow. >>> in greece today, a 24-hour nationwide strike is kicking off. europe is not the only region in the world that's dealing with tension. in japan, japanese auto makers are cutting back production that they have for their plants in china. this decision is coming in the wake of the anti-japan protests. they close dealerships. anti-japanese sentiment in china escalated earlier this month after japan said that it would buy a group of disputed islands in the east china sea. protests across china, angry demonstrators vandalize properties of japanese companies. in the next hour, we'll be joined onset by two squawk masters who are ready to talk about all this chaos. neel kashkari and larry lindsey. let's get to the morning's other top stories. joe, i'll send it back to you. >> germany and its two closest allies in the eur
and then you have a problem. >> you can say this is complicated. under our system of government, the tie to go to congress. the of the one selected by the people and came up with what they thought was a law that would prevent corruption. five justices said no, we have a better way to do that. hen you car in the area of something that is as murky as this, the members of the legislature or the members of the court will have a better sense of what the dangers are of corruption and how to avoid them. >> maybe you can talk a little bit about where you see congress going on this issue? this is certainly something that congress will not let live forever. you also mentioned that there has always been money and it flows through the cracks and moves in mysterious ways. what is next on the national level? >> right now, it is not a bipartisan issue. in the near term, i don't imagine what will happen. there are fundamental forces in the election which allow that to ships. -- to shift. there is an idea that think the wealthy are treated differently than main street. main street appeals almost equally to act
tomorrow. today he was in new york for the annual gathering of head of state and government at the u.n. general assembly. on his mind was the murder this month of ambassador chris stevens and three other state department employees in benghazi, libya. the attack on the u.s. consulate there may have been motivated in part by an american-made internet video that ridicules islam. nancy cordes is at the u.n. tonight. nancy? >> reporter: scott, the president today delivered an extended defense of free speech rights here at the u.n. in an address that appeared to be aimed at leaders from the muslim world. >> i would like to begin today by telling you about an american named chris stevens. >> reporter: the president told world leaders today that the slain u.s. ambassador to libya, chris stevens, had gone to benghazi to establish a cultural center and help modernize a hospital. >> today we must declare that this violence and intolerance has no place among our united nations. >> reporter: it's still unclear what motivated the terrorist attack, but president obama focused on that anti-muslim vi
european capitols. latest fall outs from efforts to slash out of control government spending. what the street battles you're seeing across the pond there mean for our economic future. and finding justice for an american couple murdered in a tropical paradise. it's all happening now. and back to the big story of the day, iranian mahmoud ahmadinejad getting set to address the u.n. general assembly. hello, everyone, i'm arthe arthel nevel in for jenna lee. jon: i'm jon scott. mahmoud ahmadinejad delivering what is expected to be his final speech to the u.n. as president of the islamic republic. this caps a week of belligerent receipt particular. on tuesday he called for a new world order, free from what he calls american bullying. all this has governor mitt romney and the republican national committee hit the president hard on foreign policy, releasing a scathing attack being the president's handling of mideast policy. here is the governor speaking with our carl cameron yesterday react being to the president's overall foreign policy and his recent comments about the violence. >> i thi
of the federal government's new fiscal year. but there's not much to celebrate because the nation is headed toward what's being called the fiscal cliff and there are dire new warnings today about what will happen to american families unless congress and the president reach a budget deal by december 31. that is the day that a series of tax cuts will expire and big cuts in federal spending will take hold. tax experts said today 90% of american families are facing llat they call unprecedented tax increases. how much? wyatt andrews is in washington tonight. intt? >> reporter: scott, according to the non-partisan tax policy center, the united states is now on the threshold of one of the largest tax increases in history-- a tax hike that could average $3,500 for every american household. without action by congress, the report says, taxes will go up next year by 20%-- $536 billion overall and will hit americans at every income level, including those living below the poverty line. for a middle-income family making $40,000 a year, taxes will go up by $2,000. the increases are so large secause the na
. it's a little more complicated than that. the federal government's was offering massachusetts $385 million, i believe, and that covered about half of the cost of providing care to uninsured people. governor romney had said at i have an opportunity to save the state a lot of money, because if we did not take the federal money, it would have gone away, we would not have access to it anymore. with health care reform, we are able to accept this large sum of money and free some of the cost of providing care for people who don't have health insurance. host: we're learning about the health care law that governor romney signed into law in massachusetts with the reports from the boston herald christine mcconvillechristine. she's been with the herald five years. she also reported for the boston globe before that. we have a phone line set up especially for massachusetts residents. and republicans and democrats can call us as well as independent scholars. -- callers. let's look at some details of how the health care law has played out. 98% of adults are now covered. nearly 100% of children are
. >> continue to be commented. mainly by the government, but also by opposition groups. such crimes must not go unpunnished. >> president in the mist of a bruising election battle ended with a theme from his last campaign. >> hope. >> thanking libyans who marched against the mob, adding the rising tide of liberty will not be reversed. i'm stacey cohen reporting. >> republican presidential candidate, mitt romney, delivered his own foreign policy address today across town at the clinton global initiative. require countries that accept american aid to remove trade barriers and allow united states investments. mr. romney also said his reforms could bring more stability to the middle east. >>> american soldiers from the vietnam war were honored today in la plata. specifically soldiers considered missing in action. matt jablow has the details from charles county. >> i'm matt jablow in la plata where charles county became the first county in maryland that will fly the missing in action flag year round. in attendance for the historic event where dozens of veterans and their families -- >> blessed
: it could be the u.s. government, should the family of border agent brian terry prevail in their wrongful death claim. >> the people can go and sue in the united states with american lawyers that would be a very interesting development certainly. >> reporter: for its part the mexican government has remained largely silent, unwilling to criticize its northern neighbor. >> our political elites only worried about obtaining the next position and they and benefits they obtain being in politics. >> reporter: now univision aired its one hour special last night. it alleged that the u.s. ran a second gun-running operation, castaway out of tampa, that knowingly supplied guns to cartels in colombia and honduras. the sad part of this, gregg, out of 2000 guns in "fast and furious" we can only account for about 800. so the karnage will continue for years to come. gregg: a lot of guns remaining out there. william la jeunesse in los angeles. thank you. >> governor romney fallen behind in the national polls. new polls out this morning iowa and ohio behind in both. we were laughing about the expectations s
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